Mr. Apollo Bello Tanco was redesignated as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2024. He previously served as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on our Board and was our Chief Operating Officer from 4 March 2019 to 30 December 2022.
He graduated cum laude from the Central Philippine University, Iloilo City, with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, majoring in Accounting in 1987. He earned his Master of Arts in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific in 1994. He is also a Certified Public Accountant who passed the Philippine licensure exams in 1987.
He has been with Ayala Land for close to 30 years and brings with him a wealth of both technical and management experience. He served as the Senior Estate Development Head at Ayala Land and is responsible for the development five townships covering almost 5,500 acres. He also served as the Head of Project and Strategic Management Group of Avida Land Corp., which is the development arm of Ayala Land that serves the middle-income segment.
He is currently serving as a director of our Group and is also a director of Avaland Holdings Bhd., a non-listed public company.
Save for the above, he does not hold any other directorship in public companies and listed issuers in Malaysia.
Mr. Aw Sei Cheh was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of our Group on 1 June 2022.
He obtained a dual award Master of Business Administration from Lancaster University and Sunway University in 2016 and earned his Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Building (Contract Management) from Liverpool John Moores University in 2004.
He brings a wealth of experience to his role with 20 years in the property development and construction sector.
He has managed projects across Malaysia, complemented by international property development experience in China, Singapore, Vietnam, and Australia. His last position prior to joining our Group was as Chief Operating Officer at Gamuda Land Sdn. Bhd. Prior to that, he held various positions within large property developers such as Sunway Berhad and Sunrise Berhad.
He does not hold any directorship in public companies and listed issuers in Malaysia.
Ms. Shirley Leong Lee Chuin was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of our Group on 1 October 2023.
She is a Chartered Accountant by profession and she is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA), the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA).
Prior to joining our Group, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Quill Group of Companies overseeing the retail mall, automotive, healthcare and investment properties. She is an experienced financial professional who has more than 25 years of experience in Financial Accounting, Project Financing, Debt & Equity Capital Funding, Corporate and Debt Restructuring and Group Treasury Cash Management and Information Technology in various sectors such as property development, investment property, retail malls and hospitality.
She has also worked in in few other major listed companies such as Road Builder’s Group, Sunsuria Berhad and Tropicana Corporation Berhad.
She does not hold any directorship in public companies and listed issuers in Malaysia.